Grammatica

Introductory it as Object

3.2 V it as n/adj to-inf

The verb is followed by it, a prepositional phrase which consists of as and a noun group or an adjective group, and a to-infinitive clause.
Verbs with this pattern are concerned with how someone sees or interprets an action or state.
The Romans regarded it as undignified to compete naked in front of spectators.
He saw it as his duty to further the aims of the Party.
They say the West views it as legitimate to intervene in areas where they feel their economic interests are threatened.
The passive pattern is it be V-ed as n/adj to-inf,where it is the Subject of the clause.
In the late 1980s, it was regarded as almost trendy to be a non-stop single-minded workaholic yuppie.
  • accept
  • regard
  • see
  • take
  • view
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